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How to make a Trick or Treat Bag

This wacky trick or treat bag is a scaled up version of the sparkly fabric gift bag that we made last month from the-S bag September Jewel.

We’ve created this reversible bag from

the three fat quarter fabric

and some of trims from the-S box October Illumination

 

For a finished bag size of 32cms x 42cms, cut one outer from the skull fabric 35cms x 45cms (1.5cms seam allowance is include on all sides)

and cut the reverse side in two spotted fabric sections: 35cms x 32cms and 35cms x 16cms

 

Now for the reverse side (which we’ll refer to a the lining in these instructions), cut one lining inner from the floral fabric 35cms x 45cms (1.5cms seam allowance is include on all sides)

and cut the reverse inner lining side in two spotted fabric sections: 35cms x 32cms and 35cms x 16cms

 

On the outer two section sides

we added a length contrast coloured mini pom-pom trim into the seam and topstitched

 

 

We added another contrast coloured mini pom pom trim from the-S box October

into the seam of the two section lining side and topstitched

 

 

Now join both lining sections

to both the bag sections along the top line and press

 

 

Lay both bag and lining sections right sides together,

ensuring the top line seam is matched.

 

 

Stitch 1.5cms from the edge all the way around except for five gaps.

Leave a gap in the lining to turn through.

Leave four 1cm gaps in the side seam 6cms from the top line

 

At the four side gaps, fold back the seam allowance and stitch down

Now trim away the bulk of fabric at the corner and bag out – turn through to the right side. Ensure the 1cm gap are aligned

 

Topstitch the top line to keep it crisp

Top stitch the cord channel.

Thread two cords through the chanel from each side and knot

 

Ta dah!

This colourful and fun trick or treat bag is reversible – just turn through and push the knot through the gaps

 

If you are close to Lewes, pop upstairs in the historic Riverside building and come and see these “blog-makes” for yourself. Don’t forget it’s Sew Saturday on Oct 6th 2018 when we’ll have workshops and stitching demos using products from the-S box October and in-store offers for the day…join us for the fun !

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